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Cathy Frenchak

Mar 13th, 1947 - Dec 30th, 2018

A Celebration of Life Ceremony will take place at a later date.


     Cathy L. Frenchak, age 71, of Kampsville, Illinois, formerly of Clay County, passed away Sunday, December 30, 2018, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri, after a short and fierce battle with cancer.

     She was born March 13, 1947, in Lockport, the daughter of Russell and Irene (Garbelman) Nehls.

     Cathy was a 1965 graduate of Lockport High School and was a past girl scout leader.  She operated an upholstery shop in Clay City and worked a variety of jobs including her most recent as a cashier at Walmart. She enjoyed sewing, painting, camping, fishing, sitting around the bonfire visiting, and time spent playing the Wii with her grandkids and friends.  Cathy was known for her worrisome personality and will be remembered for caring and worrying about others whether they were friends, family, or strangers.

     She is survived by a daughter: Renee (Bryce) Phillips of Ingraham; 6 grandchildren: Jordan Warren, Angelia Warren, Liam Phillips, Dylan (Shelby) Heflin, Tyler Heflin, and Landon Heflin; a foreign exchange student whom she considered a son: Charles (Sarah) Petit-Pigeard of Paris, France; significant other: Rick Wheeler of Kampsville; nephews: Dan and Tom Konow; and great-nieces: Samantha Strawser and Bailey Konow.

     She was preceded in death by her parents; son: Alan Heflin; and a sister: Donna Stone.

     A Celebration of Life Ceremony will take place at a later date.  Frank & Bright Funeral Home in Flora assisted the family with arrangements.  Memorial donations are suggested to the family to assist with expenses and will accepted through the funeral home.


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Jim and Sue

January 2nd

I'm so sorry for your loss. She was the best Rick. Thinking of you and the family. Sending prayers your way.

Jessica Steiner

January 2nd

*Kitty Cat* was the sweetest lady to work with at walmart! She trained me on the register! We came the best of friends always loved making her laugh! Even though it never took much to get her going. I will truely miss her at them registers and me going by saying kitty kitty kitty cat. Such a great woman and blessed to have known her. Rest in peace great friend. Love you always.


January 2nd

A mother, daughter, wife, sister and special friend. Fly high with the EAGLES

Bonnie Jackson

January 2nd

So very sorry to hear about Cathy. I worked with her at walmart and enjoyed our chats. She will be truly missed.

Pauline Autocunas

January 2nd

My condolences to the family of beautiful wonderful woman. I worked with her at Walmart and she always had a smile and a kind word for everyone. She was a wonderful friend and I will miss her. She loved her family and her friends to the fullest. Now is with the angels

Diane and Terry

January 2nd

"Sissy" miss you. I will always remember how we laughed when people would ask if we were sisters! But if I had a sister for real, it would've been nice to had you! Rick, Terry and I are so sorry for your loss, we always had fun together! Cat will be missed by many!

Barbara Collins

January 3rd

So sorry to hear about your Mom, Renee

Cathy West

January 2nd

Sorry for your loss she was a beautiful friend we was buddy's. We all will miss her .I know I will. No more suffering and no more pain . God took her home .sadly MISSED .RIP CAT .LOVE YOU MY FRIEND

Nancy Ingersoll

January 3rd

A very special person..will never forget her My sympathy to the family


January 3rd

She was my best friend. We had a lot of good times together then life got in the way. Love and miss you Kat. So sorry for your loss.

Suzi Zach

January 4th

Thank you for the many years of friendship, Cathy. You will be missed by many. Beautiful woman in every way possible. Deepest condolences, Rick. Cathy adored you always *Love & Hugs*



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